Then we read A Birthday for Bear by Bonny Becker, about Bear, who does not like parties, or balloons, or cards, or presents. He would rather be left alone on his birthday! We laughed as kind-hearted Mouse tried to change Bear's mind! Our craft was a beautiful paper plate birthday crown, decorated with crayons and stars and stickers.
Before we went home, we read The Birthday Box by Leslie Patricelli. In the story, a baby gets a birthday present that he uses over and over and over again as his imagination soars. Can you guess what the present might be?